Pink and blue patchwork arranged in borders around centre.

Antique quilts: Frame quilts

In Frame quilts, pieced borders (which may be narrow or quite wide) are arranged around a central unit.

A lovely example from end of the eighteenth century is the Dorset Frame Coverlet. Click on the link to see more detailed photos.

Centre section of Dorset frame coverlet

A more recent example is this late Victorian quilt made in Cumbria:

Quilt made with repeated borders
Cumbrian frame quilt
Red triangles within blue & pink border
Centre panel

Around the single quarter square triangle unit at the centre, some frames are just strips, while others are pieced from triangles.